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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

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He sees dead people... and they annoy him. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£786,690 (UK) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

£6,370,608 (UK) (28 November 2008)
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Dr. Bertram Pincus is named after the inventor of dental veneers, Dr. Charles Pincus. See more »

Goofs

In the elevator talking to Gwen, Dr. Pincus told her to check the mummy for something he saw on the slide show: "...some bone loss on the upper left mandibular gumline." If there was bone loss on the upper jaw, it would be the maxilla. The correct verbiage should be "...some bone loss on the upper left maxillary gumline." The mandible is the lower jaw. Additionally, upon examination of the mummy in a later scene, the upper RIGHT side of the mouth was examined. See more »

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Gwen: We just get the one life, you know. Just one. You can't live someone else's or think it's more important just because it's more dramatic. What happens matters. Maybe only to us, but it matters.
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Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »

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Which Way Your Heart Will Go
Written & Performed by Mason Jennings
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Good cheesy fun
10 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An English dentist (Ricky Gervais) living in Manhattan starts to see and hear ghosts, who won't leave him alone until he agrees to sort out a few things for them. To make things worse he is a loner / recluse who is sarcastic, offensive and completely devoid of any social skills.

Similar to Jack Nicholson's character from As Good As It Gets, however being a professional comedian gives Ricky an edge when delivering all those funny lines in the movie.

Funny, witty and touching in places and generally enjoyable. It's not going to be the best comedy of the year by a long shot but great if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and cheesy.

Worthy watching if not just for the scenes between Ricky and the dog.


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